Saturday, October 17, 2020

God Reigns



God reigns over the nations;  Our God reigns on high
God sits on his holy throne.  And his redemption is drawing nigh
The Lord reigns from eternity Come and make his glory known.
He is robed in majesty;  He is Lord and Lord alone.

The sound of God's watchmen— they lift up their voice;
Together they sing for joy;  Together with them we rejoice
For eye to eye they see  the return of the Lord to Zion.
Break forth together into singing, Sing a song of the lamb and lion!

For our God is the One  who is high and lifted up,
To Him alone we lift Salvation’s Cup
He who inhabits eternity,  Holy is His Name
Our God reigns, From Age to Age the Same!

The Lord has bared his holy arm  before the eyes of all the nations,
And all the ends of the earth  shall see our God’s great salvation
He dwells in the high and holy place,  And to the humble grace imparts
To raise up the spirit of the lowly,  And to revive contrite hearts

For our God is the One  who is high and lifted up,
To Him alone we lift Salvation’s Cup
He who inhabits eternity,  Holy is His Name
Our God reigns, From Age to Age the Same!

Isaiah 57:15
Isaiah 52:7-10
Nehemiah 9:6
Psalm 93:1-5
Psalm 47:8  

October 16, 2020
Anthony Foster


Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Message



For the abandoned husband left alone without a wife
To the  refugee with no reason to keep on living life
To the homeless and the heartless all alone
And the slave that is owned by the  things he owns

This is the message that you need to hear
Frail children the Father holds you dear

The happy moral pagan who believes there is no need
To those unsatisfied in their  pride and greed
The barren still waiting with dwindling hope
The rebellious  rogue at the end of her rope

This is the message that you need to hear
Frail children the Father holds you dear.

Bridge
Trade all of your sorrow
Behold what manner of love
Don’t wait for tomorrow
Behold what manner of love

Those drowning  in depression that deepens each day
For the prodigal who's dying in a strange new way
And the infidel floundering  from their futile choice
And the innocent orphan who has no voice

This is the message that you need to hear
Frail children the Father holds you dear.
This is the message that you need to hear
Frail children the Father will draw you near.

October 15, 2020
Anthony Foster


 

Night of Worship


Nights of sorrow, nights of doubt
And anxiety is all about
Bewilderment may take its toll
Oppress my spirit and terrify my soul

But God our maker makes the song
And I will sing it all night long
Though darkness may envelop me
And make it very hard to see

With eyes of faith I see the light
The glory of Christ’s face shines bright

This is my night of worship
This is my night of praise
Songs and prayers and the living word
Are the sounds my soul has heard

So in the night with eyes of faith I gaze
And see the light that lights my ways

Bridge
The sun is sinking in the west and dusk is falling hard
Evening drapes its cloak on me so as my soul to guard
The melody my spirit hears become songs in the night
For this I am most grateful,  this  is my heart’s delight

With eyes of faith I see the light
The glory of Christ’s face shines bright

This is my night of worship
This is my night of praise

Songs and prayers and the living word
Are the sounds my soul has heard
So in the night with eyes of faith I gaze
And see the light that lights my ways

October 15, 2020
Anthony Foster


Frail Children of Dust




Our days are like the flower We bloom and make a show
And all too soon we fade away, and back to earth we go
Our days are filled with trouble and times that are unjust
We are the sons of Adam the frail children of the dust

Our days are like a dawning but the shadows soon will fall
And suffering and sorrow  drive us behind our walls
But dust and living water  can make a pot of clay
The potter gives us purpose in a dry and weary day.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail
In God do we trust nor find Him to fail
When day turns to darkness and gold turns to rust
He sheds tender mercies on frail children of dust

Like dust in the wind we are blown too and fro
But storms make the desert with waters to flow
In our frailty and weakness His power we trust
For God knows our frame; He remembers the  dust. 

O come all you faithless, your burdens He’ll lift
Oh come to the savior -partake of his gift.

Bridge
Our bodies may fail and our minds may forget
Our strength dissipates but Hope have we yet
To this hope we will cling when our prospects are bleak
For power is perfected in those who are weak
The life giving  grace of  the Father is what we must seek.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail
In God place your trust you’ll not find Him to fail
When day turns to darkness and gold turns to rust
He sheds tender mercies on frail children of dust

O come all you faithless, your burdens He’ll lift
Oh come to the savior -partake of his gift.

Psalm 103:14
October 12, 2020
Anthony Foster



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Friday, October 9, 2020

Here In The Depths Of Doubt (Faith Has The Victory)


Here in the depths of doubt
Here in the darkness and pain
To my Savior I cry out
And I do not cry out in vain

He promises that He will hear me
And in His word I can trust
I draw close and He draws near me
Even though I am but dust



In the depths of doubt
Grace is deeper still
So we raise a shout
As He works His will
According to his purpose
According to His plan
The sin that would usurp us
Is defeated once again.

Here in the depths of doubt
Fear bends a submissive knee
My unbelief is cast out
And faith has the victory

Jesus will answer my prayer
He does it time and again
When I call out He is there
He turns my loss to gain.

In the depths of doubt
Grace is deeper still
So we raise a shout
As He works His will
According to his purpose
According to His plan
The sin that would usurp us
Is defeated once again.

Here in the depths of doubt
Fear bends a submissive knee
My unbelief is cast out
And faith has the victory
And faith has the victory

Anthony Foster
October 9, 2020



Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Long Road with Jesus


We hit the road together not knowing
Just what direction we’d both end up going
But God called us out - we know that for sure
And He’s proven to us that in Him we’ll endure

Together we needed such different graces
He brought us together from different places
We Two He intended to make into one
And what He had in mind is what He has done.

We’ve walked many a mile on this long road with Jesus
You and me and  our faithful friend
And no matter how  anyone else sees us
We’ll make it with Him to the end.

Each step in the daylight and the stumbling dark
So many these miles have worn on us its marks
With quite a few detours  along the way
We were never forsaken even when we strayed

So often we were going without knowing
But Jesus persisted  in the grace He was showing
So often we wanted to lay down our load
But then mercy’s markers led us on that road.

We’ve walked many a mile on this long road with Jesus
You and me and  our faithful friend
And no matter how  anyone else sees us
We’ll make it with Him to the end.

Anthony Foster
October 6, 2020





Sunday, October 4, 2020

The Deep, Deep Wells of Mercy

There are waters that will engulf you
And take you to sin’s miry depths
Drowning  in floods of  futility
They’ll take away  your final breath

But there is Water for the weary
And Streams for saddened souls
A Fountain founded for the fearful
As the righteous river rolls

Oh the deep, deep wells of mercy
Into the living waters sink
Leave behind the broken cisterns
From the wells of mercy drink

Christ is the source of life eternal
For we know He is the living water
If you would Never thirst again
Draw from its depths you sons and daughters

Drinking from the well of Jesus
A  fountain springs up in your soul
Rivers of living water
Out of your heart will flow

Oh the deep deep wells of mercy
With living water welling up
I will drink from its depths in this desert
For He will freely fill salvations’ cup

Anthony Foster
October 3, 2020